Kambu Health Established
3 July 1976
Ipswich residents Ken Dalton, Cecil Fisher, Roberta Thompson, Faye Carr, Bill Robertson, and Doreen Thompson came together as there was a real need for health care for our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
From a room in Doreen Thompson’s house, our community received culturally appropriate health care from doctors who travelled from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service in Brisbane, once a week.
Today, Kambu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health employs over 100 people; providing comprehensive medical, specialist, allied, and social health services and a range of early childhood, family and community care programs to the Ipswich and West Moreton Regions.
Kambu Health now operates two (2) medical centers; one (1) located in Ipswich and one (1) in Laidley; we have further services including Kambu Amaroo Kindergarten and Kambu Amaroo Long Day Care Centre.